The Importance of What We Care about: Philosophical Essays

The Importance of What We Care about: Philosophical Essays

Thirteen essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind define the distinctive nature of human freedom by exploring such fundamental problems as what being a person entails and what one should care about....

Title:The Importance of What We Care about: Philosophical Essays
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780521336116
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    The Importance of What We Care about: Philosophical Essays Reviews

  • Valerie

    "Each of us is indisputably a creature of history. Without the past, we should be nothing, and it is only by appreciating that he is through and through the product of historical contingencies— biol...

  • Mirek Kukla

    Of one thing there's no doubt: Fankfurt is a smart dude. His essays are crisp, clear, and relevant - at least, as relevant as one can reasonably expect a collection of philosophical essays to be.Don't...

  • Nick

    Frankfurt was a professor of mine in college and he writes like he taught--clearly. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to understand his texts the first time round. The thoughts are dense and provocative...

  • Tucker

    The writing style is mostly impenetrable. The sentence structure is specific to academic philosophy departments, and the sentences are highly repetitive. The essays don't have proper introductions or ...

  • Amanda Williamson

    "The reason a person does not experience the force of volitional necessity as alien or as external to himself, then, is that it coincides with - and is, indeed, partly constituted by - desires which a...

  • Jodi Geever

    Excellent read!...

  • Gyoh80525

    This book is a collection of essays by Harry Frankfurt on such weighty topics as freedom of will, coercion, moral responsibility, what we identify with, among others. I suspect this book is the collec...

  • Dave Peticolas

    Frankfurt has a precise and combative style in these philosophical essays on ethics and the philosophy of mind....

  • Mirlene

    I would recommend at least the essay entitled "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"....